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this morning. vai and tracy. breaking news we're following for you. angry street protests erupted in charlotte, north carolina after police say an officer shot an armed african-american man in an apartment complex yesterday. the man died at the hospital. the family insists he did not have a gun. police say he did. as for the protests last night, demonstrators destroyed police cars, 12 officers were hurt. police fired tear gas in to break up the crowd. those protests in charlotte happened hours after another demonstration in tulsa, oklahoma over a deadly police shooting of an unarmed african-american man. >> today the reverend al sharpton will visit tulsa in the wake of that shooting. >> i've got a subject who won't show me his hands. >> video from the police helicopter shows terenceç crutcher with his hands up as he walked back to his car. the man who was shot was trying to reach inside his car possibly
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for a weapon. but the attorney for the victim's family says the window of his client's car was closed, making impossible to reach in and no weapon was found. overnight, police say they found the drug tcp in the man's car. 4:31. happening today, the house homeland security committee will meet this morning following a series of explosions in new york and north jersey over the weekend. the hearing will address how to stop potential future attacks. the new york police department deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism john miller will testify. meantime this morning, the fbi accuse ahmad khan rahami of making and setting off weapons of mass destruction. >> investigators say he carried out those explosions in new york city, north jersey and the jersey shore. nbc 10's pamela osborne joins us live in the digital operations center. pam, we now have a better idea of the case being built against the suspect. tell us more. >> vai, we certainly do. a spokesperson for the u.s. attorney in manhattan tells nbc
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news rahami will first face charges in federal court in manhattan. there's no word on when that will happen. when it does, he'll be transported from new jersey to new york by u.s. marshals. ahmad rahami is seen in the surveillance video 37 minutes before the bomb went off. 31 people were hurt. rahami is captured a second time on surveillance walking near the spot on 27th street in new york where another bomb was placed. the complaint says investigators found rahami's fingerprints on multiple bombs, including the bombs that were found near a train station in elizabeth, new jersey sunday night. we understand there were handwritten documents found with that bomb but investigators haven't said what was written. authorities in new jersey have charged him with attempting to use weapons of mass destruction for that bomb and another bomb that was left in seaside park, new jersey. that bomb was planted in a trash
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can along a 5k race route. authorities have connected rahami to the purchase of cell phones used in the bombs. investigators also recovered a journal of rahami's where he wrote "god willing the sounds of bombs will be heard in the streets, gunshots to your police, death to your oppression." we're learning more about rahami's past, including his recent travels to pakistan and afghanistan. coming up in the next half hour, we'll talk about that. plus, the time rahami's own father called him a terrorist. i'm live in the digital operations center, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. cracking the case. ahead in minutes, meet the man who may have saved lives. he spotted a bag of explosive devices outside the elizabeth train station before they went off. now an nbc 10 exclusivep this this is video showing a pickup truck weaving in and out of traffic along the roosevelt boulevard extension. >> another driver who tried to merge into traffic tells nbc 10
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the man behind the wheel of the truck is a police officer and pulled out a gun. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at philadelphia police headquarters with more on this story. matt? >> the driver tells us he's shocked by what he witnessed yesterday afternoon, even more shocked by who he says was behind wheel. take a look at that video once again. an nbc 10 camera was there and caught the tail end of the incidentç. this was on the roosevelt boulevard just past the merge from city avenue. a pickup truck cut off a man's car and says that the truck kept weaving in and out of lanes. there was a bit of traffic at the time. most drivers eventually shared a verbal exchange and khalil says the pickup driver was wearing a blue police uniform. he had tattoos on his left arm and khalil says the man pulled out his gun. >> he kept coming to my lane closer and closer. and he put his window down, started cursing at me, telling
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me, [ bleep ] go back to your country. >> the pickup truck was marked with a punisher decal with an american flag and a thin blue line, a philadelphia police sticker and a fraternal order of police license plate. now, khalil took all of that info to philadelphia police to internal affairs where he was interviewed for more than an hour yesterday afternoon. the police department tells us they take these allegations very seriously and an investigation is under way. live at philadelphia police headquarters this morning, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 70 degrees outside. happening today, the hero thrill show will hold a pep rally on market street to launch its fund-raising effort. the pep rally will feature the police highway patrol motorcycle drill team. the show raises money to pay college tuition for children of philadelphia police and firefighters who were killed in the line of duty. >> philadelphia police sergeant sylvia young is waking up at
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home this morning. she was released from the hospital yesterday. young was one of six people shot during a deadly rampage in west philadelphia friday night. police say nicholas glenn fired more than a dozen rounds at her patrol car, hitting her in the shoulder. her arm and torso. it's something that's all too familiar to officer jesse hartnett who survived an ambush earlier this year. >> to turn the tv on, to see something like this going on again, it's traumatic. it's a shame that -- it's truly devastating. >> sergeant young is a 19-year veteran of the force. the police commissioner says she plans to return to work. there's a school lunch controversy brewing in western pennsylvania. >> ahead, hear why a cafeteria worker quit her job because of what she was told to do to one hungry student. no drivers needed. car companies are working to fill the roads with self-driving cars. ahead, hear what the government plans to do to make sure they're safe. clouds overhead and looking
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to low-cost, high speed internet at home, helping to make sure that every hand in the classroom goes up. male teacher: okay, veronica. amphibian. male teacher: excellent. welcome to a brighter future. comcast. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a check on the roads. we're starting out with an accident scene that was reported out in plymouth on sandy hill road and plymouth road. we're watching 95 around girard avenue. no problems or delays here, you can see on the southbound side. a couple of cars out the door. no problems or delays. from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway, into center city, we're still dealing with a 12 to 13-minute drive time or so. the schuylkill expressway looks great. here's a fly by right through the conshohocken curve area, eastbound 13 minutes from the blue route to the vine street expressway with speeds also still into the 60s and moving
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over into marlton, new jersey, route 73 right around route 70, that interchange right around here. we're good to go there and we're also watching the vine street expressway. we're still closed for the vine street expressway construction. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 20 minutes before 5:00. a clear view across delaware from the adventure aquarium. no sign of fog there. clear skies in cape may. we're of any fog that is. there are some clouds overhead. for now, the showers are offshore. in between the city and the shore, that's where you'll find fog. you'll find some in the suburbs, too, though not as thick as yesterday. a mile and a quarter light fog for blue bell. mt. holly and wrightstown, dense fog this morning. that extends to burlington county, into gloucester, camden, atlantic counties. it's light fog for atlantic city, millville and wildwood. the temperatures are cooling, humidity is high.
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any fog around will be disappearing. a warmer start. we should be in the 50s this time of year. 75 degrees, partly sunny skies at 10:00 and a bit more sunshine as we warm into the 80s during the afternoon. 85 degrees in philadelphia. that's at 4:00 today. the suburbs will see sunshine, too. still scattered clouds, no sign of any rain showers. 70s this morning. low 80sç this afternoon. and for the lehigh valley, this is where you'll see bright sunshine and just a few fair weather clouds. another cool morning, 72 degrees at 10:00. warming into the low 80s at lnch tim -- lunch time. cool temperatures, 65 degrees, there's the fog. it eases out once the temperature starts to climb and just a little bit of a temperature up swing will bring that fog to an end. clouds remain for much of the morning. some breaks of sunshine, especially farther inland in new
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jersey within closer to the shore, more cloud cover, into the low 80s this afternoon. at the jersey shore, mostly cloudy skies. a cloudy start this morning. showers are off. there is a chance of a sprinkle, nothing more than that. and the temperatures will be holding in the 70s. even with some sunshine breaking through this afternoon. and for delaware, get looking for clear skies to start with, 68 degrees. clouds, some sunshine. low 80s at lunch time. 83 degrees by 2:00 this afternoon. there are some sunnier weather and warmer weather ahead. look at the 10 day on 10 when i come back in a few minutes. >> all right, bill, see you then. 4:42. thank you. the fbi calls the bombs found near the elizabeth train station weapons of mass destruction. >> they never exploded thanks in part to this guy. up next, meet the man who may have prevent a tragedy. and from victim to suspect. we have new information on what appeared to be a hit and run investigation. next, hear what police now say really happened.
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4:45. philadelphia police say the man who appeared to be the victim of a hit and run in the city's rhawnhurst section will face robbery charges. investigators say when the driver pulled up to an atm, a man walked over with a gun. the driver took off but then he went back to get his card he had forgot innocent machine. the suspect jumped out right at him. the driver hit him with his car and drove out. >> he fled. he's scared. he's not from this country. he's only been here for a month. he's in fear that he would be arrested. he did the right thing when he saw the police had his car and decided to come forward and cooperate. >> police say the robbery suspect suffered head injuries and is in critical condition. now back to the arrest of the new york and new jersey bombing suspect, two men are being called heroes after finding bombs at a train station in elizabeth before they went
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off. one of the men, lee parker, is homeless. he was walking with his friend ivan white when they spotted a backpack. parker is try toing earn money for an apartment. he had a job interview scheduled the next day. the backpack is just what he needed but when white opened the backpack and saw metal cylinders with wires sticking out, he said he knew they needed to go to police. >> hero. >> i wouldn't go that far. an every day regular dude doing the right thing? yes. >> the go fund me page raised more than $12,000 from dozens of people. a philadelphia mom admits to trying to raise money for isis. thomas entered a guilty plea yesterday for attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization and plotting to travel to syria to join isis. the 32-year-old mother of two who often called herself the young lioness was arrested in
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april in north philadelphia after she allegedly tried to raise money online. investigators also said thomas told an isis fighter that participating in an martyrdom operation, quote, would be amazing. thomas will be sentenced in january. 4:47. 70 degrees outside. and epi ppen maker's ceo will b before a house oversight committee today. mi milin' -- mile . booming technology will put more self-driving cars on the road. >> the government is releasing a set of policies that automakers have to pass before a new driverless car can hit the road. new rules are men to the balance safety and inno he vacation.
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among the regulars, a 15-point safety check assessing a vehicle's crash worthiness. its safeguards against hacking and what happens if its automated system fails. the rules also require premarket government inspections on new technologies. 4:48. we're still relying on humans to drive those cars around. >> and humans to track it for us, including jessica boyington watching vine street expressway. >> the vine street expressway starting to see a little bit of change right here on the westbound side. looks like they're letting cars through. they may have picked up some of those exit ramps where we have them blocked off typically for construction. a little bit ahead of schedule, at least on the westbound side. i haven't seen cars move by on the eastbound side yet. if you're headed towards 95 or through center city, local vine could be a good alternate to avoid some of the closures in the area. in plymouth, we're watching that accident scene around sandy hill
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road. westbound, eastbound, 23 minutes from valley forge to route 1 with average speeds into the 60s. more updates for you on new jersey roads. we'll check in with that when i'm back in five minutes or so. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> heading out right now. there are some areas of fog once again this morning. the temperatures have cooled down. it's 70 in philadelphia. there are cooler numbers in south jersey. that's where you'll find the thickest fog this morning. the areas of thick fog will burn off quickly with a quick warmup and a warm summer day ahead. the last warm summer day. autumn arrives tomorrow. it will stay warm tomorrow. for tonight, cooler and less humid. still muggy outside this morning hence the fog in south jersey and some the suburbs but the humidity will be dropping later today. you'll feel the difference this evening. temperatures dropping, too. as we see clearer skies this evening. already in the clear for the suburbs and the lehigh valley. that's where you'll find cooler temperatures. with the lingering clouds in
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philadelphia, the clouds and fog in south jersey. at the shore, mostly cloudy skies. the temperatures are hovering right around the 70 degree mark. the numbers still could come down a little bit more. we're not completely out of the fog in the suburbs this morning. though it is lighter for most areas. chadds ford, 62 degrees. 65 in warrenton. into the 80s this afternoon. we should be in the 70s for high temperatures, which is what you'll find at the shore with clouds lingering. you can see the showers are just to the south, remnants of julia spinning to the south. those remnants will send us clouds during the day today. some of those clouds will be blowing inland. the farther inland you had from the shore, the more sunshine you'll get. more sunshine in the lehigh valley than in the suburbs, than in philadelphia and closer to the shore, the less you'll need your sunglasses during the day today. the forecast calling for a warmup. look at these temperatures, 10 degrees above normal for philadelphia.
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center city, 86 degrees. light fog will burn off in the suburbs, you'll see partly so mostly sunny skies, middle 80s for lansdale and west chester and for the lehigh valley, allentown 85 degrees this afternoon. kutztown, mostly sunny skies and 84. plenty of sunshine for trenton. get closer to the shore, more clouds around, 84 degrees in evesham. not exactly close to the shore but closer than trenton and the jersey shore, mostly cloudy skies, some hints of sunshine. the showers mostly will be out of the question for the shore. delaware, 80s this afternoon with sunshine during the afternoon. the warming trend continues even though autumn begins tomorrow. look at the warmup, friday, the first day of autumn, 88 degrees the high temperature. fall weather arrives this weekend, 70s on saturday. near 70 on sunday. high of 69 degrees after a morning low temperature of 54. bright sunshine for monday and tuesday. look at that beautiful weather next week. tuesday. it looks like we'll stay dry
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past tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday. high temperatures remain in the 70s. all right, thank you, bill, first amendment rights or just plain bigotry. >> that's a debate happening after a restaurant owner put up a controversial sign. all new on nbc 10 news at 5:00, we'll show you what the sign says and how the restaurant owner is defending himself following protests. a western pennsylvania lunch lady quit her job. hear why she walked out because of one hungry student. don't forget to vote for our high school blitz game of the week. the choices are cb south at souderton, west chester henderson at bishop shanahan and bonner-prendie at cardinal o'hara. call or text your vote to 610-624-4111 or logon to nbc10.com. that easy.
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we're starting off in ft. washington. route 309 around the p.a. turnpike. not really on a car in sight. we're good to go out the door there. 95 through delaware looks great also. north or southbound. we're having no problems and seeing from 295 to 495, speeds into the 60s. 11-minute drive times there. less on the southbound side further into delaware. other than that we're good to go. we'll check in with more of our majors when i come back. there's an accident in plymouth. i'll update you on that when i'm back in the 5:00 hour. decision 2016. first lady michelle obama will be in philadelphia next week. the first lady will campaign here next wednesday for democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton. the exact location has not been released yet. the announcement comes a week after president obama visited philly to make his pitch for clinton. and republican presidential nominee donald trump is facing new scrutiny about his foundation. yesterday, new york's attorney general confirmed he's looking into whether trump used money
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from his own charity to pay legal settlements. "the washington post" was first to report the news. among those payments was $100,000 to a veterans group after a legal dispute. and in response, the trump campaign released this statement, that says in part, there was not and could not be any intent or motive for the trump foundation to make improper payments. all contributions are reported to the irs and all foundation donations are publicly disclosed. the first presidential debate between trump and clinton is coming up on monday night. before the debate, join nbc 10's decision 2016 team at xfinity live, the sports complex in south philadelphia. be a part of the live audience or watch us live on tv at 7:00 p.m. it's all about what you want to hear the candidates say during the debate. four minutes before 5:00 right now. opening statements are done. now testimony will continue today in the market street building collapse civil trial. six people were killed, 12
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injured within a center city building being demolished collapseden to a salvation army building in 2013. a seventh person later died of his injuries. the building owner and the salvation army had no connection to the collapse. testimony is expected to last for at least two months. the construction contractor and excavator operator were criminally charged and convicted for causing the deadly collapse. former eagles running back lesean mccoy is the target of a civil lawsuit. tmz sports says that the man throwing punches on surveillance video is mccoy. the scuffle happened at recess lounge february 6th and involved mccoy's friends and two off-duty philadelphia police officers. in the lawsuit, nbc 10 obtained, the officers say they have weath permanent injuries to their head, face and body. they're sue for $150,000. >> our investigation confirms
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they were attacked by lesean mccoy and the other defendants named in the complaint. >> in addition to mccoy, the lawsuit names hissen froms and recess lounge as defendants. we called and went to mccoy's attorney's office where he was not able for comment. the bucks county play house starts the final phase of it's renovations. a ground breaking ceremony will be held at the theater in new hope. there will be singers from the new show that opens this weekend there. a $3 million gift is paying for lobby space that will serve as a bar and cafe and host private parties. a shoaf of support for a school cafeteria worker who quit after what she's calling lunch shaming. >> she said she had to take a hot lunch away from a school student because his parents owed more than $25 for previous school lunches. this happened in canonsburg. the policy proved too waneful for her to çenforce, she says. >> it was like oh, chicken.
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and his little eyes welled up with tears. it was heartbreaking for me. >> the school district says it's trying to deal with the backlog of families who owe tens of thousands of dollars and we asked you what you think about the policy. here's what some of you posted on our nbc 10 philadelphia facebook page. june writes, you never ever deprive a child of food. the policy needs to be revised. ashley marie writes this, where's the morals? i don't care who my boss was or if i'd be fired. there's no way i'd take away food from a child. you can always join the conversation. like our nbc philadelphia facebook page and comment on the stories of the day. it seems blatantly unfair for the district to put a woman in that position and making her a collection agent. >> so many students, that's the only place they can count on food. in delaware valley, one in three children live in poverty.
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that means they know that will be a meal. >> we talk about that in the summer months. how difficult it is to get a meal when school is out. >> yes. >bombing suspect charged. we're learning new details on the explosions set off in new york and new jersey and the man allegedly behind the attacks. video you'll see only on nbc 10. a cass of road rage on the roosevelt boulevard turns vial en. police are looking for a driver who allegedly pulled a gun on another driver. and we are now hearing from the allege target of the bridgegate scandal. we'll tell you what the mayor of ft. lee said during his testimony. nbc 10 starts now. 5:00 a.m., 70 degrees. you're watching "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. a little bit of a warming
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